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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST
, the latest addition to the cabinet, later today, the president nominate jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. the president plans a big fight over the budget. lew is the fourth man picked from the budget. hilda solis is an hispanic female elevating the debate over a black president and in her circle. >> this president has made two appointments to the supreme court. both of them women. and i think that this commitment to -- >> is that -- >> well, i think the record speaks for itself. >> for this president with his particular history and also given all the campaign rhetoric about diversity, with every administration, regardless of which administration it is, we hope that we have the more diverse cabinet, that, again, reflects america. >> it's a guy's club. he has guys, you know, they go golfing with him. these got guys playing basketball with him. women have complained quietly about being excluded at the white house since 2009. >> we're talking about a couple of cabinet positions that are being filled. and why don't you name -- and it's not just gender. but it's the e
Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
. joining me is kristen welker. >> i can tell you that jack lew has been the leading candidate for this spot. this is someone with experience in the white house and capitol hill. he served as an aide to former house speaker tip o'neal. director of the onb twice. and of course, the chief of staff to the white house, president obama, and has helped the president navigate tough policy issues including that fight over the fiscal cliff in which president obama what many consider a fight with republicans to increasing taxes on wealthier americans. so this is someone who president obama has a very good working relationship with. and, of course, this is a key moment. it's a critical moment to take over the spot as treasury secretary. because there are three big budget matters looming. of course, they're going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the all in the comes months. >> kristen, we look at the optics of this, the inner circle being all white men. what is the tone in washington especially since was the obama coalition that got obama in for a second term? >> wel
Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
one obama nominee, there's a new voice vowing to block jack lew, coming up we'll have an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders liberal leaning independent who says lew is wrong for america's middle tax. >>> john boehner inviting president obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works different
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
of treasury, secretary of the treasury, former chief of staff, jack lew, some say he is a big spend democrat, they feel they cannot work with him. white house said he is exactly in line with what the president wants to do. which is to make sure that any deal includes spending cuts and new revenues and taxes. so we are heading toward yet another fiscal cliff, this one over the debt ceiling and really no end in sight as to how it will be resolved. >> kristen, thank you so much. i want to bring in msnb contributor, jared bernstein, jumping off point of where kristen left off with the potential conon formation of jack lew. jack lew would be a new player in this mix, because we have got the same old players. do you think that he could help break the chemistry experiment? >> well, he has been playing in the same sand box for a while. he has been negotiating deals since he was the director of the office of management and budget which is of course, at the heart of fiscal deals before he became the president's chief of staff. he has a long history of closing pretty complicated fiscal deals i
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